Budget-friendly carrier AirAsia has officially resumed its operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 (T4) – two years after the terminal went on hiatus. 

The company expects to serve more than 235,000 flyers – departing and arriving – within the first two months of its reopening at the domestic passenger terminal. 

However, AirAsia “anticipates this figure to increase given the Holy Week and summer exodus which starts next week.”

AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said the airline’s return to NAIA T4 is “an indication of the strong recovery momentum of the travel industry.”

“The return of domestic operations to Naia Terminal 4 is a strategic move in managing the expected influx of passengers at Terminal 3 in the coming months. This will optimize overall airline operations from check-in to boarding, helping airlines to significantly improve on-time performance,” he explained further. 

According to Isla, AirAsia has long prepared for the restart of its operation at NAIA T4, especially when it comes to the influx of passengers. 

“We consider foot traffic and increased passenger volume as happy problems for us in the airline industry. We’ve been preparing for this for the past months,” he said.

“We encourage our guests to check their booking itinerary to avoid confusion. Our domestic flights may be operating from a different terminal but we apply the same stringent measures to ensure guest safety and convenience with our multi-layered approaches to safety,” Isla emphasized. 

All AirAsia domestic flights to and from Manila will operate at NAIA Terminal 4, while all its international flights will remain at NAIA Terminal 3.

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